The Publishers Association
Emma House, Director of Publisher Relations
Seonaid Macleod, Campaigns Manager
The Publishers Association is the leading representative voice for publishers in the UK. It has over 100 members, publishing academic journals, text books for higher, secondary and primary education, fiction, non-fiction, children’s and learning resources, with combined revenues of £4.7 billion (29% of which are earned through digital). The Publishers Association’s role is to support publishers in their political, media and industry stakeholder communications.
Rosanna Anness, Rights Manager
Anness Publishing was founded in 1988 and is now one of the largest independent book publishers in the UK. In 28 years, it has sold in excess of 222,000,000 books, on subjects ranging from cooking and crafts to gardening, new age, reference, hobbies and transport, as well as a lively and successful list of pre-school activity and home study reference books for children.
Lorenz books is Anness Books’ trade sales imprint for hardback non-fiction titles, and is celebrating its 23rd year in 2016. Lorenz has justifiably forged a reputation as one of the foremost imprints in illustrated publishing worldwide, with award-winning titles that cover a wide range of practical and reference subjects.
Southwater is its trade sales paperback imprint, renowned for an extremely competitive pricing policy, fantastic packaging and quality, and the depth of its list.
Armadillo is its trade imprint for illustrated children's fiction and non-fiction titles. It publishes a wide range of traditional children's story books, pre-school and novelty books, as well as highly-illustrated books in the areas of science, history and natural history, along with creative project and activity books.
Peony press is its gift stationery imprint, promoting floral and fine-art gift cards, notebooks, photo albums, organizers, calendars and jigsaws.
David Meggs, Sales Manager
Award Publications has been publishing the very best in children's books since 1972. Working with partners around the world, its books have been translated into 70 different languages and are sold in more than 100 countries.
Publishing a wealth of genres - including fiction, religion, activity and early learning - in a selection of formats from board books to picture books, it aims to give customers the widest range of choice and value. Using only the highest standards of production and content, its ambition is to encourage children, and those who read with them, to develop a love of books and reading that will last a lifetime.
David Higham Associates
Emma Jamison, Translation Rights
Established in 1935, David Higham Associates is one of the world’s leading literary agencies, representing an outstanding range of writers across all genres, in all media and languages. It represents translation rights for the estates of authors including Roald Dahl, Graham Greene and Eric Hobsbawm; bestselling authors like Bernard Cornwell, Paula Hawkins, Stephen Fry, Alexander McCall Smith and Jacqueline Wilson; literary prize-winners Jane Gardam, Tim Winton, Penelope Lively, Robert Macfarlane and Helen Macdonald. Its recent rights guides can be found on the David Higham website.
Hannah Robinson, Rights Manager
Egmont Publishing is the UK’s leading specialist children’s publisher, for babies to teens. It is proud to be home to many of the world’s favourite stories, authors, illustrators and characters, including as Michael Morpurgo, Andy Stanton, Enid Blyton, Julia Donaldson, Lemony Snicket, Michael Grant, Winnie-the-Pooh, Tintin, Mr. Men, Thomas & Friends, Disney Princess, Minecraft, Halo and Star Wars.
Egmont loves to see children become readers, and inspires them by providing great books that will ignite their imaginations. No matter what kind of children’s book you’re looking for, from the classic to the contemporary, annuals, picture books, fiction or non-fiction, there is an Egmont book to entertain every child, whatever their interest and ability.
Hachette Children's Group
Andrew Sharp, Group Rights Director
The Hachette Children’s Group, created in 2015, houses the imprints Franklin Watts, Wayland Books, Hodder Children’s Books, Orchard Books, Orion Children’s Books and Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. The group forms one of the most successful children's publishers in the UK, with an excellent track record in creating bestselling and award winning books for children of all ages and interests.
In January 2016 Quercus Children’s Books became the seventh imprint to join the group and in April 2016 Enid Blyton Entertainment was created to represent the fully-immersive Entertainment entity associated with author Enid Blyton.
In July 2016 two new imprints were announced: Pat-a-Cake, the group’s baby, preschool and early years imprint, and Wren & Rook, a new non-fiction imprint.
Its dynamic list of top quality picture books, fiction and non-fiction includes bestsellers Cressida Cowell, David Almond, Robert Muchamore, Enid Blyton, Mick Inkpen, David Melling, Jenny Colgan, Lauren Child, Rosie Banks, Neal Layton, Giles Andreae, Teri Terry, Francesca Simon and Marcus Sedgwick.
Sarah Mitchell, Foreign Rights Manager
Aisling Smyth, Rights Executive
HarperCollins UK is a division of HarperCollins Publishers, the second largest consumer book publisher in the world, with operations in 18 countries. With nearly two hundred years of history and more than 65 unique imprints around the world, HarperCollins publishes approximately 10,000 new books every year, in over 30 languages, and has a print and digital catalogue of more than 200,000 titles. Writing across dozens of genres, HarperCollins authors include winners of the Nobel Prize, the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the Newbery and Caldecott Medals and the Man Booker Prize.
Graham Cook, Overseas Sales & Rights Director
Since 1960, Haynes Publishing has been providing people with practical and reliable information for the repair of cars, motorcycles, bicycles and many other machines. Its unique formula of step-by-step photos and easy to follow instructions has made it a household name in the UK and beyond.
Haynes has built on the company’s 56 years of practical publishing experience to extend its product range into new subject areas including Sports and Hobbies, Aviation and Space travel, Military vehicles, Ships and Trains, Musical instruments, Food and drink, Home DIY, Pets, and licensed products such as Star Wars, Star Trek and Thomas the Tank Engine. Russian language rights are available for the majority of its titles.
Hodder and Headline
Jason Bartholomew, Director – Subsidiary Rights
Nathaniel Alcaraz-Stapleton, Rights Manager
Hodder & Stoughton and John Murray publish across a wide variety of imprints including Chambers, Coronet, Hodder & Stoughton, Hodder Faith, JM Originals, John Murray, John Murray Learning, Mulholland Books, Nicholas Brealey, Saltyard Books, Sceptre, Two Roads and Yellow Kite. These imprints publish across adult education and self-help, religious titles, literary and commercial fiction, biography, memoir, sport, humour, health, lifestyle and cookery, to name a few.
Headline Publishing Group is a publishing powerhouse and has just celebrated its 30th birthday. Publishing across the commercial and literary spectrum through their Headline, Headline Review, Headline Eternal and Tinder Press imprints, Headline is the home to Martina Cole, Simon Scarrow, Kathryn Hughes, Sarah Winman, Bryony Gordon, Jose Mourinho, Andrés Iniesta, Fleur De Force and Mary Berry.
Quercus joined the Hachette UK group in 2014 and specialises in commercial and literary fiction and non-fiction. It incorporates the prestigious MacLehose Press, Jo Fletcher Books and the newly set up riverrun imprints. Current authors include Sebastien de Castell, James Rhodes, Tracy Rees, Louise O’Neill, Anuradha Roy, Lars Mytting and David Lagercrantz.
Hachette Ireland is one of the leading publishers in Ireland. Hachette Ireland publishes general, literary and commercial fiction from both bestselling authors and emerging writers, along with a host of non-fiction titles including memoir, current affairs, humour and general interest titles.
Koros Press Ltd
Muz Shafi, Sales and Marketing Director
Koros Press Limited is an entrepreneurial British publisher, with over 700 specialised reference book titles on various subjects, including agriculture, botany, history, & veterinary, food, dairy, social and biological sciences, microbiology, education, psychology, etc.
It places a strong emphasis on the high academic standard of its content, valuing its academics, and ensuring their work gains the world coverage and profile it deserves. It is currently seeking authors and book editors in various academic fields.